On the anniversary of one of the worst hurricanes ever (Katrina), Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans. It was powerful, it was fast. And yet...

The levees held.

If you remember, the devastation of Katrina was primarily caused by flooding from breached levees that stranded thousands for days in terrible conditions.  Thankfully, this is not a repeat of that horrible experience.  Ida did not wreak the havoc on New Orleans that Katrina did 16 years ago.

That's not to say there isn't damage and people don't need help.  There is.  And there are.

People have lost homes, businesses, pets, and they are in need of help - today.

Thankfully, 89.7 KSGN ministry partner Convoy of Hope was already preparing for this.  They already had supplies positioned outside the danger zone and as soon as it was safe began working their way into the hard hit areas to find people who need help.

If you'd like to help, you can give to Convoy of Hope so they can get the supplies that will help these families survive - food, water, cleaning and hygiene supplies - until they can get into alternate housing or back into their own homes.


Photo: Flooded streets and homes are shown in the Spring Meadow subdivision in LaPlace, La., after Hurricane Ida moved through Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Hard-hit LaPlace is squeezed between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)